All posts tagged AFL

AFL in the Holy Land

IT may not have been quite up there with Cazaly, but Australia’s embassy in Israel hosted an Australian Rules Football tournament featuring dozens of Australian ex-pats (pictured) at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park recently to help celebrate the start of the AFL  season in Australia.

AFL player Nic Naitanui’s epic Israel experience

West Coast Eagles player Nic Naitanui has returned from an inspiring eight-day visit to Israel, where he toured Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Beersheba and met up with the Tel Aviv Cheetahs AFL team.

Struggling Saints SEEK out Bassat

Incoming St Kilda president Andrew Bassat has a message for long-suffering Jewish Saints supporters – “Keep the faith!” Bassat’s appointment makes him St Kilda’s second Jewish president – the first, Reuben Sackville, held the role from 1946 to 1955.

Smorgon joins his heroes in hall of fame

David Smorgon, one of the Footscray–Western Bulldogs’ favourite sons, was inducted into the club’s hall of fame at last week’s season launch. The Bulldogs’ longest- serving president, is only the

Footy fever on Yom Kippur

YOM KIPPUR is the holiest day of the year for millions of Jews across the world.

Calls for Israeli withdrawal are naive

I had the pleasure of watching the the Israeli–Palestinian AFL team play and enjoyed the camaraderie among the players. If only that could be replicated on a national scale. But what stands in the way is reality.

Carlton goes kosher for fans

The Jewish community’s support of Carlton Football Club and Australian Rules Football was celebrated at the President’s Luncheon last weekend prior to the match against St Kilda.

Setting the Goldstein standard

NORTH Melbourne’s Todd Goldstein is relishing a return to finals footy against Essendon on Saturday night, after a season that has the young ruckman in contention for a spot on the All-Australian team.

An insight into AFL greats

TWO of the greatest AFL players of all time addressed a packed crowd at the Friends of Maccabi luncheon earlier this week, with former Geelong icon Gary Ablett and games record-holder Michael Tuck giving insight into their lives post-football.

Goldy’s hot start, despite injury concerns

NORTH Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein has returned to top form this season, overcoming shoulder issues to star in the Kangaroos’ up-and-down start to the season.